Mother of hit-and-run victim confronts driver

WHEATFILED, N.Y. (WKBW) - Niagara County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home on March 6 after the man who lives there said a woman was at his house acting suspiciously.

According to deputies, Anthony DiFilippo said the woman, identified as Lisa Fischer, was ringing his doorbell, banging on his windows and kicking his door.  

“I guess, I was just looking for maybe some compassion or sorrow for him to see and feel the pain I'm going through," she said.

Fischer's son, Ryan Fischer,16, was hit and killed in 2014. DiFilippo was accused of the hit-and-run and sentenced to six months in Niagara County Jail and five years probation on September 26 last year. DiFilippo's attorney, Thomas Eoannou, says DiFilippo was released early and only served four of his six month sentence.

During the March incident, DiFilippo also reported that he walked outside to try and calm Fischer down as she was sitting in the driver's seat of her car. DiFilippo said he was standing directly in front of her car and she accelerated as if to try and hit him. DiFilippo told officers he jumped out of the way and she hit his garage door.

Ali Touhey: what happened that night?
Fischer:  I'd honestly like to not go into details only because there's an ongoing process that I'm now involved in. But, a whole bunch of allegations came out of it.

Fischer's charged with felony DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Endangerment, Attempted Assault. 

DiFilippo didn't want to go on camera. But, he said the charges are now out of his hands. He does maintain his version of events--which is that Fischer tried to hit him with her car.

Fischer's due back in Wheatfield Town Court May 16th. The court ruled Fischer is not allowed to go near DiFilippo.

 

 

 

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